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Newcastle United must roll the dice and welcome Celtic star Scott Sinclair back to the Premier League in the summer with the former Manchester City attacker reportedly looking to quit Glasgow.

The Scottish Sun claims that Sinclair, 29, is on the lookout for a return to England after being left out of the starting line-up in recent big fixtures, including the 3-2 Old Firm win over Rangers at Ibrox.

Brighton and Bournemouth are said to be among the interested parties.

Sinclair is currently the reigning player of the year in Scotland and has proven that he should be worth another chance in the Premier League after a series of unsuccessful spells.

Although the former England Under-21 international is on the bench for Celtic at the moment, he has still been able to score 17 goals and supply 15 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions this season.

It is worth noting that six of them goals came in the Champions League.

Newcastle definitely need strengthening on the left-hand side of their attack, especially with Kenedy only on loan from Chelsea.

Sinclair can also play on the right-side if needed to and would be a great addition to Rafa Benitez’s squad for the 2018/19 campaign.

It may be a bit of a risk considering how Sinclair battled relegation in three consecutive seasons with West Brom and Aston Villa prior to his £3.5million move to Celtic.

However he has shown that he can perform on the biggest of stages and that is exactly a risk is worth taking for Newcastle this summer with it likely to look like an absolute masterstroke by Benitez.

In other Newcastle United news, this BBC pundit has slammed a “honking” Magpies star for his international performance.

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